2015 NFL Draft

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2015 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s) TBD
Location Chicago or Los Angeles[1]
Network(s) (US) ESPN and NFL Network
Picks
First selection TBD
Most selections 10 – Cleveland Browns
Fewest selections 6 – Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers
Overall selections
NFL Draft
 < 2014  

The 2015 NFL Draft will be the 80th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The dates, location and format for the 2015 draft are expected by be announced by late summer 2014.[2] On July 17, 2014, commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the location would be moved from Radio City Music Hall in New York City to either Chicago or Los Angeles.[1]

Trades[edit]

In the explanations below, (PD) indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft (i.e. Pre-Draft), while (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2015 Draft.

Round one[edit]

  • Buffalo → Cleveland (PD). Buffalo traded their first- and fourth-round selections in this draft along with their first-round selection in 2014 (9th) to Cleveland in exchange for Cleveland's first-round selection in 2014 (4th) which Buffalo used to select wide receiver Sammy Watkins.[source 1]

Round four[edit]

  • Denver → San Francisco (PD). Denver traded this selection, along with their second- and fifth-round selections in 2014 (63rd & 171st) to San Francisco in exchange for San Francisco's second- and seventh-round selections in 2014 (56th & 242nd).[source 2]

Round five[edit]

  • Chicago → Denver (PD). Chicago traded this selection along with their fifth-round selection in 2014 (156th) to Denver in exchange for Denver's fourth- and seventh-round selections in 2014 (131st & 246th).[source 4]
  • Tampa Bay → Buffalo (PD). Tampa Bay traded this selection and a seventh-round selection in 2014 (221st) to Buffalo in exchange for Buffalo's fifth-round selection in 2014 (149th).[source 5]

Round six[edit]

  • Baltimore → Cleveland (PD). Baltimore traded this selection to Cleveland in exchange for Cleveland's seventh-round selection in 2014 (218th).[source 5]
  • Dallas → Baltimore (PD). Dallas traded this selection to Baltimore in exchange for Baltimore's seventh-round selection and linebacker Rolando McClain.[source 6]

Round seven[edit]

  • Dallas → Indianapolis (PD). Dallas traded this selection to Indianapolis in exchange for defensive end Caesar Rayford.[source 7]
  • Indianapolis → San Francisco (PD). Indianapolis traded this selection to San Francisco in exchange for linebacker Cam Johnson.[source 8]
  • Multiple trades of New England's seventh round pick:
New England → St. Louis (PD). New England traded this selection to St. Louis in exchange for wide receiver Greg Salas.[source 9]
St. Louis → Atlanta (PD). St. Louis traded this selection (which they had acquired from New England) along with their first-round selection in 2013 (22nd) to Atlanta in exchange for Atlanta's first-, third- and sixth-round selections in 2013 (30th, 92nd and 198th).[source 10][source 11]
  • Multiple trades of San Diego's seventh round pick:
San Diego → Dallas (PD). San Diego traded this selection to Dallas in exchange for defensive tackle Sean Lissemore.[source 13]
Dallas → Baltimore (PD). see Baltimore → Dallas (round six).[source 6]
  • San Francisco → Miami (PD). San Francisco traded this selection to Miami in exchange for offensive tackle Jonathan Martin — contingent upon Martin making the 49ers' 53-man roster at the beginning of the 2014 season.[source 14]

Undetermined[edit]

  • Multiple potential trades of San Francisco's fourth-round selection:
San Francisco → Buffalo (PD). San Francisco traded a conditional fourth-round selection to Buffalo in exchange for wide receiver Stevie Johnson on May 9, 2014. The compensation could be upgraded to a 2015 third-round selection depending on Johnson's performance in 2014.[source 15]
Buffalo → Philadelphia (PD). Buffalo traded their seventh-round selection in the 2014 draft (224th) to Philadelphia in exchange for running back Bryce Brown and Philadelphia's 2014 seventh-round selection (237th). The trade also included a conditional future selection to be received by Philadelphia which will either be this pick, which Buffalo may receive from San Francisco (depending on whether Stevie Johnson hits certain undisclosed statistical thresholds in 2014) or Buffalo's third- or fourth-round selection in 2016 (depending on Brown achieving undisclosed performance levels in 2014).[source 16]

References[edit]

General references
  1. ^ a b Shefter, Adam (July 17, 2014). "L.A. or Chicago to host 2015 draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Belson, Ken (May 11, 2014). "Questions About N.F.L. Draft’s Future Involve Location, Date and Length". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
Trade references
  1. ^ a b Farrar, Doug (May 8, 2014). "Sammy Watkins selected No. 4 by Buffalo Bills after trade with Cleveland Browns". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Renck, Troy E. (May 9, 2014). "Broncos take WR Cody Latimer, RT Michael Schofield on day 2 of draft". The Denver Post. Archived from the original on May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 23, 2014). "Buccaneers trade Jeremy Zuttah to Ravens for '15 pick". Around the League (blog). NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wiederer, Dan (May 10, 2014). "Bears trade up, grab safety Vereen in Round 4". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "2014 NFL Draft trade tracker". NFL.com. May 12, 2014. Archived from the original on May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Rolando McClain traded to Cowboys". ESPN.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ Archer, Todd (November 14, 2013). "Caesar Rayford signed to practice squad". NFL Nation: Dallas Cowboys (blog). ESPN. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Fucillo, David (Jan 24, 2014). "49ers draft picks 2014: Cam Johnson acquired pick is 2015, not 2014". Niners Nation (blog). SB Nation. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Yates, Field (September 18, 2012). "Source: Pats release Salas, Rivera, Hilliard". NFL Nation: New England Patriots (blog). ESPN. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2013 NFL Draft trade tracker: Details of all the moves". NFL.com. April 27, 2013. Archived from the original on May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ Wilkening, Mike (April 26, 2013). "2013 NFL Draft trades: Day One". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Kelly, Omar (March 25, 2014). "Ravens receive 2015 seventh-round pick for Bryant McKinnie". Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ Moore, David (September 1, 2013). "Not a good fit: DL Sean Lissemore traded to San Diego for 7th round pick". Dallas Cowboys Blog. The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Jonathan Martin headed to 49ers". ESPN. March 11, 2014. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ Patra, Kevin (May 9, 2014). "Stevie Johnson traded to San Francisco 49ers". Around the League (blog). NFL.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  16. ^ McLane, Jeff (May 10, 2014). "Eagles trade Bryce Brown for conditional 2015 4th rounder". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.